Another Brick

wherein Barry introduces “The Thursday Superfluous Classic Movie Review” while risking to get lynched by a mob of angry PinkFloydians.
We watched Pink Floyd’s The Wall on DVD last weekend. I’d seen the film before but that was in the middle of the late grey 80’s so my memories of it were vague. Before hitting the play-button, I was told to forget about all my preconceptions of PF (pompous millionaire “prog” rock!), or of Bob Geldhof (look! it’s the guy from Live Aid!) for that matter. This of course in fact prompted me to compare them to what I saw and heard. Truth be told, I’m not a big fan of the music score — too much strings, too much- well too much everything — but some of the guitar stuff is great. The movie? Visually an impressive gem (the animations!), the story gripping (Bob’s acting limited to smashing tv-sets, lying in swimmingpools while sporting a look of deep depression), but very self-centered and presented with entirely too much bombast for my taste. These people can probably tell me why I’m wrong.

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  1. I watched The Wall with the sound off and the soundtrack of Wizard Of Oz on and nothing fitted together at all

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